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ABC
Sep 17, 2010 6:00pm EDT
and will values boulders summit is taking place this weekend -- fifth annual values voters summit is taking place this weekend. a large part of the message is taking back control of the house and senate. christine o'donnell is also one of the speakers. >> the small elite do not get as. because what he. they call us we noing nuts. -- they call us wacky. >> sarah palin was not at the event. she was making an appearance in iowa. >>> president obama named elizabeth warren as a special white house assistant to oversee the new consumer protection bureau. the agency's goal will be to crack down on deceptive practices by companies that issue credit cards, mortgages, and other financial products. the naming has been controversial. some critics say that she was not nominated as the bureau's director. to avoid a potentially lengthy that was -- that was done to avoid a potentially lengthy confirmation fight. >>> new developments in the family's civil lawsuit of that murder. who refuses to testify? >>> a big winner in a different primary. mayor fenty is reacting to that victory. >>> the world's biggest airlin
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 12:05am EDT
. here's boulder. ok, see you in an hour. [ boulder barks ] bye, bye. here we go. come on boulder. aah! [ dog barks ] aah! come on, guys! daisy! whoo! aah! [ female announcer ] lunchables cheese pizza -- now with mandarin oranges. because a great lunch, inspires great ideas. ♪ [ dog barks ] there's power in a great lunch. ♪ it doesn't get better than this ♪ it's a belief in everything we do. it's a 5 year, 50,000 mile promise. with complimentary scheduled maintenance no-cost replacement of wear and tear items and 24/7 roadside assistance. because when you create the most beautiful, fast cars on earth, you create an ownership experience to match. >>> this is abc 7 saturday news extra, on your side. >>> hundreds of the nation's most influential conservatives have gathered for the values voter summit and they made their choice for who should run in the 2012 race for president. one day two of the summit, a clear picture of a conservative voters would throw the most support behind is emerging. indiana congressman mike pence was the topic with 24%, beating mike huckabee and other well-
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 11:35pm EDT
choose. what's your story? citi can help you write it. [ninstrumental music ]] hey ella! here's boulder. ok, see you in an hour. [ boulder barks ] bye, bye. here we go. come on boulder. aah! [ dog barks ] aah! come on, guys! daisy! whoo! aah! [ female announcer ] lunchables cheese pizza -- now with mandarin oranges. because a great lunch, inspires great ideas. ♪ [ dog barks ] there's power in a great lunch. ♪ it doesn't get better than this ♪ this is power with efficiency. this is an interior that exceeds even the promise of the exterior. this is the all-new jaguar xj. the stunning result of taking a very different road. >>> taking a look at our top stories tonight, a man from leesburg is charged with murdering his wife. steven combs-lafleur is being held at the loudoun county detention center without bail. >>> taking a new look at parking meter hours, vincent gray says he will. some leaders require payment until 10:00 p.m., and it generates up to $6 million in the district, but it drives away customers. >>> and a big loss for the redskins tonight. they played the houston texans.
ABC
Sep 26, 2010 12:05am EDT
up, a rising star at a local school. hey ella! hey. here's boulder. ok, see you in an hour. [ boulder barks ] bye, bye. here we go. come on boulder. aah! [ dog barks ] aah! come on, guys! daisy! whoo! aah! [ female announcer ] lunchables cheese pizza -- now with mandarin oranges. because a great lunch, inspires great ideas. ♪ [ dog barks ] there's power in a great lunch. ♪ it doesn't get better than this ♪ >>> is time to meet another future star in high school sports. tim brant introduces us to an athlete from elizabeth seton, the athlete of the week. >> fancy footwork is part of her game. >> i have good vision on the field. i can break down the defense. >> she got hooked on soccer at age 7, thanks to her dad. >> my dad has been playing for a long time. >> she will play at the next level. >> i have to work a lot harder. >> first things first, the senior season. to remember and cherish. >> just try to make it as good as you can because you want to go out with a bang. >> congratulations to nia, our high school athlete of the week. >> instrumental music ] [ instrumental music ]
ABC
Sep 26, 2010 6:30pm EDT
rain? how does one get ready for the rain? how does one get ready for the rain? here's boulder. ok, see you in an hour. [ boulder barks ] bye, bye. here we go. come on boulder. aah! [ dog barks ] aah! come on, guys! daisy! whoo! aah! [ female announcer ] lunchables cheese pizza -- now with mandarin oranges. because a great lunch, inspires great ideas.
ABC
Sep 26, 2010 11:35pm EDT
with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? hey ella! here's boulder. ok, see you in an hour. [ boulder barks ] bye, bye. here we go. come on boulder. aah! [ dog barks ] aah! come on, guys! daisy! whoo! aah! [ female announcer ] lunchables cheese pizza -- now with mandarin oranges. because a great lunch, inspires great ideas. ♪ [ dog barks ] there's power in a great lunch. ♪ it doesn't get better than this ♪ democrats. and what they can to not make this a referendum on obama of. it is a clear contrast. the house is definitely at play. republicans have a good chance of taking control of that. the senate, the republicans are within striking distance right there. >> some democrats are taking pleasure in some of the tea party wins. delaware was once a scherwin for republicans. -- was once a shoe in for republicans. >> my castle is now making some noise. he says that he may run as a right in. i am not clear on how that will affect that race. it may make it harder for the democrat to win. there are other states where the tea party candidate has made it harder. in n
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 4:30am PDT
winds are blowing the fire through three canyons north of boulder. it could be days before fire crews are able to gain control. kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: ten air tankers and helicopters dropped retardant from above. >> first of all, pray for rain. that would be helpful, okay? what it's going to take, hopefully, is higher humidities and calmer winds and a very large effort. >> reporter: the flames have burned dozens of homes in the boulder foothills. >> came up and over the ridge. took out the house on top of the ridge. took out that house next to us. and then ours was third to go. >> from here to those trees, a wall of fire. the most amazing thing i've ever heard. >> reporter: more than 1,000 people have evacuated, though about a dozen refused to leave. the fire started monday, possibly when a car crashed into a propane tank and exploded. in less than 36 hours this has become the worst fire in boulder in more than two decades. fire crews from neighboring states are coming here, hoping more manpower will help this from getting any bigger. the fire is already taking a toll on
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
outside boulder has scorched 6,000 acres, 140 homes, businesses and other structures have been destroyed, four people are still missing, about 3,000 have been evacuated. kendis gibson has more. >> we got a visual on the house. >> reporter: some of the thousands evacuated from the wildfire have made the trek to artist point. they watch the fire fighting efforts and search for their homes. clark stevens can see his house is still standing. >> i wish we could do something about it, but just at least being able to watch is kind of comforting. >> reporter: residents have relied on the mountain top view and daily press briefings to get information about the fire. alex and william just moved into their house two months ago. it's located within the fire zone. >> you know, it's like you just got the house and so much you've done to it. like, redo the floors, brand new lg. >> reporter: the fire has burned more than 6,000 acres and is still zero percent contained. crews from other parts of colorado and wyoming are now joining the nearly 300 firefighters who are already battling the flames. cooler t
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >> all right, coming up next on abc7 news at 11:00, here's boulder. ok, see you in an hour. [ boulder barks ] bye, bye. here we go. come on boulder. aah! [ dog barks ] aah! come on, guys! daisy! whoo! aah! [ female announcer ] lunchables cheese pizza -- now with mandarin oranges. because a great lunch, inspires great ideas. ♪ [ dog barks ] there's power in a great lunch. ♪ it doesn't get better than this ♪ capital one bank. they're everywhere. hey, ove, i'm gonna need a bank. any ideas? ♪ yeah, you're right! [ horns honking ] hey, there's one right up the street. [ male announcer ] capital one bank. the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet? ove, go long! >> six people got their peanuts and opera at nationals park today -- and people got their peanuts. the washington national opera season's opening production. the opera performed a masked ball by josepth javair date -- verdi. >>> redskins players and fans shaking their heads. the redskins let it slip away in overtime. we will h ♪ [ female announcer ] why choose between delicious or 100 calories? ♪ wi
ABC
Sep 25, 2010 11:30pm EDT
! here's boulder. ok, see you in an hour. [ boulder barks ] bye, bye. here we go. come on boulder. aah! [ dog barks ] aah! come on, guys! daisy! whoo! aah! [ female announcer ] lunchables cheese pizza -- now with mandarin oranges. because a great lunch, inspires great ideas. ♪ [ dog barks ] there's power in a great lunch. ♪ it doesn't get better than this ♪ right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families and hard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in these tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in our classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. >>> we are getting much-needed rain? >> yes, 24 hours to arrive. best chance of rain tomorrow south and west of d.c., heavier rain possible severe storms on monday and tuesday. >>>
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 4:30am EDT
and calmer winds and a very large effort. >> reporter: the flames are burned dozens of homes in the boulder foothills. >> came up and over the ridge. took out the house on top of the ridge. took out the house next to us and ours was third to go. >> a wall of fire. >> reporter: more than 1,000 people have evacuated, although a dozen refuse to leave. the fire started on monday, possibly when a car crashed in to a propane tank and exploded. in less than 36 hours this has become the worst fire in boulder in decades. fire crews are coming here hoping more manpower will help this from getting bigger. >> reporter: the fire is taking a toll on firefighters at least nine firefighters while actively fighting the fire lost their homes and that's a testament to the commitment, bravery and dedication of the folks. >> reporter: so far there are no injuries or deaths the governor declared a state of emergency and put up a million dollars to help fight the fire. cbs news, boulder, colorado. >>> i'm in the weather center with howard. we need rain here because we have our own fire danger. >> yes. we are talk
FOX News
Sep 7, 2010 11:00am EDT
, triggering evacuations near boulder, colorado. the fire started yesterday, powerful winds quickly spread across 5 1/2 square miles. a news conference happening now. we are monitoring it closely. meanwhile, alicia acun is live outside boulder. what are we expect to go hear alicia? >> reporter: jon, we're expecting to get a clearer picture of exactly what sort of damage we're talking about with regard to the past 24 hours and this quick spreading wildfire. at last report it was about 5 1/2 square miles near the city of boulder. so far, we have been told that the city of boulder itself and the city limits are not being affected by the flames and the damage. however, the air quality here is definitely being impacted. so we're also expected to hear the number of homes that have been destroyed, we've heard about two dozen, however, they haven't been able to give us a concrete number. that's expected to be given at the news conference. and exactly how they plan to fight the fire for the rest of the day, when you consider the changing wind conditions that are expected later on this afternoon. jo
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 4:30am EDT
to the city of boulder. people living in boulder are ready to flee if the flames head their way. >> show it to the deputy up there, okay? >> reporter: evacwees lined up for miles at the first chance to return to their homes in four days. thousands only had minutes to evacuate on monday as wind driven flames swept through the boulder foothills. >> it's a relief. sort of loitering around for a couple of days. >> reporter: the flames spared these homes but he isn't taking chances, she he is returning to his house with a moving van and plans to pack everything up. >> there is 18-miles that board they are thing and in four to six hours the conditions will be the same as when it started. >> reporter: the fire burned more than 6300-acres an destroyed 170 homes. it's the most destruct fire in -- destructive fire in colorado history. >> it takes one spark outside of the line with the conditions tonight and it's a new race. >> reporter: more more than 700 firefighters on the front lines of the wildfire and they are getting major help from air tankers that are doing more than a dozen drops a day. t
FOX News
Sep 8, 2010 11:00am EDT
boulder, colorado, the tpaeupls devouring everything in their path, destroying some 100 structures, including, get this, the homes of nine firefighters. alicia acuna is live with the story. setet scene for us, where are you in relation to where the fire is burning right now? >> reporter: hi jenna. right now i'm standing near the national incident command center, where the news conferences are being held and where we're getting constant updates. in relation to the fire i'm about 4-5 miles from the fire. it's just over that ridge beyond me here. and that's where firefighters are battling that blaze that has so far charred 7100 acres, and again, during this news conference we're expected to get an update on the amount of acreage that burned. firefighters were fighting this blaze overnight. this has become a 24-hour operation, thanks in part to federal money that is pouring in, in addition to money coming in from the state of colorado, when the colorado governor declared a state of emergency here. governor bill richardson of new mexico has sent $5 million here as well. 7-10 states are
CNN
Sep 7, 2010 11:00am EDT
weflt of boulder. 3,000 people have already cleared the area and four homes and burned. boulder county sheriff's office described the situation. >> e are lowing to implement structure and point protection. they are trying to protect residences that we have that are being threatened at this point, and they're going to try to contain the fire to the following areas, south of leftland canyon, north of boulder creek or boulder canyon, east of mount alto and west of poor man, sunshine, pine brook hills and lee hill. >> also, in an interview, joran van der sloot says he tried to extort money from natalee holloway's family. aruban police arrested him twice in connection with her disappearance but never charged him. >>> the uk prime minister could get a visit from the police. he is at the center of a phone hacking scandal involving the royal family. it is tied to a job he had before he joined the staff. >>> tiger wood made the cut. team captain corey pavin named tiger to the ryder cup team. now that the team is complete, the players begin to prepare to face team europe in wales in october. >>>
FOX News
Sep 9, 2010 11:00am EDT
in colorado history, a news conference about to get underway in boulder. weep keep an eye on it for you. jenna: this is where things stand now, the fire is 10 percent contained, at least 135 homes have been destroyed. 3500 residents evacuated, and four people are still missing at this time. alicia acuna is live at the fire demand center in boulder, colorado. what are firefighters up against today? >> reporter: well, jenna, they're up against a warning from the national weather center, saying that there's a red flag warning for winds today. now, what that means in terms of the fire is that at any time, the winds could really come and whip things up again. you mentioned 10 percent containment. firefighters did say they're starting to get a line on the fire, however, these winds could really make it more dangerous and make them have to actually pull back. we are about 6 miles from the fire line behind me there, over those ridges. you can kind of see the cloud and some of the haze. that's where the fire is being fought at this time. we're at the incident command center, this is the base of operati
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm PDT
you. >> sure. >> and some breaking news now. a raging wildfire in northwest boulder, colorado forcing 3500 people to evacuate. dozens of homes have been destroyed in this tinder dry canyon. and no injuries or deaths reported. boulder's sheriff says the fire started when a car crashed into a propane tank. >> just ferocious there. >> focusing on weather there. is cooling taking place around the bay area. >> that is the understatement of the week. temperatures have dropped more than 20 degrees in locations. since yesterday. we're going to have rain drops as well. and drizzle overnight tonight and into tomorrow. a fall-like pattern coming our way. there is a live view now. from the beach, you can see lots of clear skies there. just clouds around. and how about different view from our high definition camera at mount tam looking on to the bay. there is areas of clouds and sun now. a rather beautiful sky. there are areas of clouds. and these are temperature readings, 79 degrees in ant yochblgt mild and warm up north. santa rosa with a reading of 84 degrees and mainly 60s to 70s around the re
KRON
Sep 7, 2010 11:00pm PDT
wildfire now shows some signs of slowing down near boulder colorado tonight. an update on the situation, plus how firefighters are trying to gain the upper hand on the flames when kron4 news returns. as governor, he cut waste got rid of the mansion and the limo budgets were balanced. $4 billion in tax cuts. world class schools and universities. clean energy promoted. 1.9 million new jobs created. california was working. i'm jerry brown. california needs major changes. we have to live within our means; we have to return power and decision making to the local level-closer to the people and no new taxes without voter approval. jerry brown the knowledge and know-how to get california working again. saving money. and like baseball people love their stats. i started bringing my lunch to work -- 50 bucks a week in my pocket. here's a good one: state farm insures 40 million drivers. more than geico and progressive combined. i saved because i'm accident-free. of course, with so many ways to save including discounts of up to 40%, having that many customers shouldn't be a surprise. so ask a neighb
PBS
Sep 25, 2010 12:00pm PDT
streep says women need to keep pushing the boulder up the hill. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first: obama cabinet member kathleen sebelius. as the nation's highest-ranking health official, secretary sebelius played a key role in the passing landmark health care reform. this week marks six months since president obama signed the bill into law and some of the law's new policies now start taking effect. democrats are using these changes to try to get out their base out to the polls in november. >> any young adult under 26 can be added to a family plan as long as he or she doesn't have employer-based coverage. this year preventive care begins being offered with no co-pays and deductibles so kids' immunizations and cancer screenings, we think it is really good for people to get preventive care up front and not pay for the disease in the long run. this year small employers get a tax credit for covering their employees and that will carry on. this year seniors get a $250 check to help close the doughnut hole. nex
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
continue to rip through colorado. >> fires are burning west of boulder. 3,500 acres have been destroyed. we have details from the hot sun. >> 11 square miles destroyed along with 40 structures, including some homes belonging to firemen. >> blacked are everywhere. >> the fight is on to say other -- black tar everywhere. >> the fight is on to save other structures. >> the fire broke out monday morning northwest of boulder. 45 mile per hour wind gusts sent flames through the foothills, forcing thousands of people from their homes. >> it is important for there to be some level of patience, even as difficult it is to know your property might be damaged. >> it is a dangerous fight with a rugged terrain. 35 agencies have responded. state health is also on the way. tankers and helicopters are prepared to make runs after being grounded this morning. no injuries have been reported, but dispensers -- but this family is among those feeling the loss. >> the one thing that has concerned me is my neighbors. [unintelligible] >> it is not clear when the fire will be contained. >> teams have entered the area
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
, about 35 miles away from the last blaze near boulder. the fire has destroyed at least one home and threatens others. about 600 acres have burned so far. meanwhile, firefighters are still trying to control the fire near boulder which destroyed 166 homes. >>> two named storms churn in the atlantic this morning and one of them is a monster, hurricane igor, is a dangerous category 4 storm sustained winds up to 150 miles per hour and getting stronger. igor is about a thousand miles east of the leeward islands, behind it is tropical storm julia, which has 40-mile-per-hour sustained winds, the tenth named storm of the hurricane season. >>> congress gets back to work today the final legislative session of the year. topping the agenda, the fate of tax cuts approved by the bush administration. sara, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. republicans want to extend the tax breaks to everyone. democrats say the country cannot afford it but a little give-and-take could move things along. republicans may be making room for compromise. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some
NBC
Sep 9, 2010 11:30pm EDT
says the game was a creative risk, but the company is standing by the product. >>> families in boulder, colorado are are being told to evacuate. the wildfire has destroyed about 170 homes in the foothills of boulder. strong winds are making things challenging for the firefighters who have been working in difficult conditions for four days now. people were told to mow their lawns and clear belongings that could be fuel for the fire. >> seems like weather conditions are making bad situations even worse tonight. >> we keep hearing about fire. here, we had about four brush fires y fires yesterday. we need to see some rain. the district has put out water restrictions because we have not seen significant rain for about the past three weeks. some rain may be on the way, but none today. this was a great day towards dupont circle. beautiful day for a walk. the sun shining through the trees today. it was just gorgeous with those bright blue skies. take a look at the numbers out there today. 81 degrees. that was the high today. that's the average for today. it was much cooler than yesterday as we
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 4:30am EDT
into the city of boulder. the wildfire has already destroyed 170 homes. some residents in boulder are being warned to get ready to evacuate and urged to clear their lawns of large items and mow tall grass to avoid fueling the flames. strong winds have made it difficult for firefighters battling the fire for days. >>> the remnants of tropical storm hermine continue to cause deadly flooding in the midwest. four people have died. and a swimmer in texas and man who tried to drive across a swollen creek are latest victims. the storms have also spawned several tornadoes in texas and southern oklahoma. rough weather there. >> we were talking about a little bit of rain this weekend. >> we need it. it's been parched here too. this is really getting kind of serious here. and we do need some much needed rain. it does appear it's going to be arriving on sunday. we are running now a little over six inches below average for the year. bring it on. it does appear it's going to be moving in quite likely saturday night. this friday morning is dawning clear. 74 at the airport. a light northwesterly breeze, te
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 5:30pm EDT
to reduce the fire risk. >>> and nearly 200 homes were destroyed in boulder, colorado from wildfires there. 10 square miles of boulder have been burned but only 30% of the fire is contained. the hundreds of people that were evacuated earlier are now being allowed back to their homes to pick up pets and items left behind. but because of the windy weather forecast, they are not being allowed to stay. >>> yeah, rosy, absolutely, things just too dry out there across maryland. i was just talking about that on facebook actually, that the bottom line is until we get rain in here and i think maybe a half an inch if we are lucky saturday night, we are going to have this greatly enhanced threat for fire, at least tomorrow will be less windy. right now it's a gusty afternoon, check it out, gusting to 30 in hagerstown, 21 baltimore and 21 over on the eastern shore, 22 in salisbury. right now the numbers are certainly cooler today but lots of sunshine, a nice fall looking day, skies have been generally clear. we have seen a few passing clouds this afternoon but absolutely not rain making cloud cover.
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 4:30am EDT
news now. hundreds of residents who live near boulder, colorado are returning to their homes after a devastating wildfire last week. the blaze, one of the worst in the state's history destroyed more than 1550 homes. another fast-moving wildfire broke out over the weekend in loveland, colorado and i'm reading up on this and they are saying more than 600-acres beened in loveland forcing authorities to pool their resources from boulder to help out. really straining the sources out that way. >> they get in to dry spells an hot weather like we have had but they don't have -- they get more -- they have more forest to burn. >> that's right. >> speaking of us, we really need tore rain. >> even though we had two- thirds of an inch yesterday we are in the hole still. northwest of town it is worse than here? loudoun county. >> hagerstown, winchester, parts of fredericksburg and that way down to williamsburg. >> we need to do a rain dance. >> off camera. the big problem is to get drivers and school buses going. southwest of town visibles down in culpeper, orange, lake hanna area a quarter mile
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 4:00pm EDT
boulder county, where thousands of people have been forced to evacuate. >> a smoky haze blankets the foothills near boulder, where a wildfire is burning out of control for a third day. >> fires last night, there was 0 to little growth. any additional fire activity was within the perimeter. >> cooler temperatures and more humidity are helping firefighters hold the line. rain is also in the forecast. crews from other parts of colorado and wyoming are now joining the nearly 300 firefighters who are already battling the flames. >> reporter: more than 50 homes have burned to the ground since monday. 3,000 people have been evacuated. evacuees are attending daily briefings, hoping to find out whether their homes are still standing. alex and william just moved into their house in the boulder foothills in june. >> not knowing, you know. and it's just like you got the house in. so much you've done to it. >> reporter: firefighters are hoping to get the upper hand in the next few days, so residents can at least go back to see what's left. kendis gibson, cbs news, boulder. >>> authorities are
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
homeowners lost everything in the fire. strong gusty winds fan the flames northwest of boulder yesterday. about 100 firefighters had been working to put that fire out. at this point, no injuries have been reported. the cause remains under investigation. time now is 5:07. still ahead, a massive barn fire here leads to heartbreak in charles town. >> you've got to get out. >> everybody out. >> got to get out! the roof is on fire. >> how witnesses were able to step in and save some horses before it got worse. >>> who's dealing with tropical storm hermine and where it is expected to go next? [ male announcer ] we went to germany's nurburgring to challenge ourselves on the most demanding track in the world. with us, in spirit, was every great car that we'd ever competed with. the bmw m5. and the mercedes-benz e63. for it was their amazing abilities that pushed us to refine, improve and, ultimately, develop the world's fastest production sedan. [ engine revving ] the cts-v, from cadillac. the new standard of the world. >>> 5:10, 68 degrees. the jefferson in the background, a great morning weath
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm PDT
to that raging wildfire in boulder, colorado, which has destroyed dozens of homes and forced thousands of people to evacuate. tonight there are problems getting planes into the air to fight the huge because. l leanne gregg reports from the command center. >> reporter: five and a half miles destroyed including homes belonging to some firemen. for those that live here a frightening scene. >> black char everywhere. >> reporter: now the fight is on to save other structures. once again, grays getting planes into the air but today, wind is not the issue. >> we've had a weather inversion over the fire which is holding the smoke close to the ground. >> reporter: the blaze broke out monday morning in four-mile canyon northwest of boulder. 45 mile-an-hour wind gusts quickly sent flames roaring through the foothills forcing more than 3,000 people from their homes in the canyons and surrounding areas. >> it's really important for there to be some level of patience, even as difficult as it is to know that your property may be implicated. >> reporter: it's a difficult and dangerous fight, rugged, steep terrai
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
of emergency, as a fast-moving wildfire races out of control in the mountains west of boulder, doubling in just the past day. thousands of people have been forced from their homes, and firefighters are battling the blaze from the ground and the air. abc's clayton sandell is in boulder tonight. >> reporter: crews are fighting a blaze that has grown to 11 square miles, while thousands of evacuated residents were fighting frustration. >> i got no new information that i didn't know at 5:00 last night. >> reporter: the fire has now destroyed dozens of homes and authorities fear that number could go higher. bart costello couldn't get any official information about whether his house survived. >> not letting people up, are you? >> reporter: colorado's governor drove through the fire zone today. >> it is important right now for people who have been evacuated to just be patient. this is a volatile situation. >> reporter: it is also a situation that has hit firefighters close to home. >> we had nine volunteer firefighters lose their homes last night. >> reporter: the winds on the fire line are much calmer
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. >>> and, onto colorado now, where at least four people are missing west of boulder, where a huge wildfire is burning out of control for a second night. thousands of people have fled their homes. and 300 firefighters are dealing with flames, even rattlesnakes. clayton sandell is in boulder again tonight, where our team got the first look at the homes damaged by fire. >> reporter: in the air and on the ground, the fight continues. we had our first look inside the fire zone today. and found a land of charred destruction. authorities worry there may be victims among this rubble. four residents are still missing. >> many of those are people who didn't evacuate. >> reporter: to give you an idea of how fast this fire was moving, i'm standing in what's left of a burned-out fire station. the fire truck never made it out. when the blaze started, radio calls captured firefighter's fear that this was something big. >> we have a fully involved fire. i have trees torching. get gold hill fire out now. >> reporter: still, on the eastern edge of this fire, we found anne and sandy butterfield ignoring evac
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 4:30am PDT
northwest of boulder on the ground because high winds had kept air tankers grounded until late afternoon monday. >> some of the structures lost or destroyed actually belong to firefighters that were currently working on the incident. >> reporter: officials don't know how many structures the blaze has burned, but anna and tom know their home is gone. tom stayed back to fight the fire, but had to give up. >> i was putting out the spot fires, but once that firestorm hit and the trees just ignited, the flames were up about 200 feet in the air. >> reporter: some desperate homeowners who were away when the fire broke out were trying to get back up to the area. >> i'll be back down here in 20 minutes. my dog's in that house and i'm not going to let my dog burn. >> reporter: roads coming down from the foothills were jammed. others stayed behind to make a stand. >> i got my dogs, all the stuff in my room. >> reporter: people who live in the area are used to wildfires, but say this is something they've never seen before. >> the people, the houses, the pets, all the wildlife. it's devastating. >> r
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 5:30pm PDT
troops at risk. i'm katie couric. also tonight, a state of emergency in colorado. a wildfire in boulder forces thousands to flee as dozens of homes go up in flames. the president's new plan to cut business taxes. can that finally get the economy moving? and how a work of art is teaching teens the art of work. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. before this week, most people had never heard of pastor terry jones. he runs a small evangelical christian church in gainesville, florida, with just 50 members. but jones has single-handedly caused an international uproar with his plan to mark the ninth anniversary of the september 11 attacks this saturday by burning copies of the koran, the muslim holy book. today the white house denounced his plan, as did the veterans of foreign wars and an interfaith group. and it touched off an angry anti-american protest in kabul, the afghan capital. general david petraeus, who commands u.s. forces in afghanistan, told the "wall street j
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. there is a boulder and there isden. there's that plume, this one yesterday. so there's denver and boulder. i had a friend in boulder who said he couldn't go out for a walk this morning because of all of the smoke. meanwhile, back here at home, we've had nf another sunny day but now we've gone through three weeks almost, we're heading in, by the end of this week, for three weeks without any rain and a lot of spots are indeed getting dry. beautiful, beautiful evening, for nokes who wanted to extend their holiday -- for folks who wanted to extend their holiday weekend. 94 degrees. our average now is 84 degrees. so right now we're just about near our average high temperature. let me show you what's been going on in the tropics, also. remember tropical storm hermean? now it's just a depression. rain spreading through texas. there's a weather front that will die out by the time it gets here but while we've been dry, more rain, some localized very heavy rain. look at houston, tapped into one of our weather bug sites, 76 degrees, over an inch of rain in houston. our rainfall, again, for the last two wee
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
's boulder. ok, see you in an hour. [ boulder barks ] bye, bye. here we go. come on boulder. aah! [ dog barks ] aah! come on, guys! daisy! whoo! aah! [ female announcer ] lunchables cheese pizza -- now with mandarin oranges. because a great lunch, inspires great ideas. ♪ [ dog barks ] there's power in a great lunch. ♪ it doesn't get better than this ♪ >> this is "good morning watching tim." >-- washington." >> good morning to you. it is great to have you with us. >> thank you so much. much more on that day meeting today. we begin with your traffic and weather. we are talking about the interesting things going on with the full moon. it has really been pretty. >> it has been great. it is a full moon and harvest moon today. it is coming up later on in the show. i want to show you the radar. they are still energy moving through. but to the west. this is great. you can see the red dot on the screen. that is very heavy rainfall. they really need the moisture out there. it is beneficial. dimeters are mainly in the 60's. highs today are in the low to mid-90's. scattered clouds throughout the da
CNN
Sep 8, 2010 11:00am EDT
canyons outside of boulder. >>> president obama, anything to get the economy moving, and with the announcement later today, expect a fair amount of swiping at republicans. >>> for the first time on new york television, the new york imam behind the islamic center and mosque near ground zero. hear why he plans to go ahead with it. >> good morning, i'm drew griffin. tony harris is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> 100 buildings destroyed or damaged. thousands of people forced from her homes. 11 square mile wildfire near boulder, colorado is taking a devastating toll. colorado's governor declaring a state of emergency. casey wian has the latest. this kind of sprung up on a lot of people. >> reporter: it has. we're waiting for a news conference to begin any moment. residents are very anxious to find out when they're going to be allowed back into their homes, and some find, out they're happens not going to have homes to return to. steve and dee spencer built their home 25 years ago. >> 2400 square feet, three bedroom,
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 2:35am EDT
. >>> as that wildfire burns around boulder, colorado, we meet a family that's lost their home and now have to start over. >>> and, dollar value. >> i get a little bit of everything here. that's a spoon off the "lose taken yeah." patriots super bowl ring. >> we'll spend some time with the world's most famous pawn brokers on this thursday, september 9th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> pawn shops are right now are a reflection of the economy. >> people need the cash. i can't believe people are pawning their super bowl ring, that's crazy. >> they're saying a lot of that is reflected in the fact that they have a ton of tools used for repairing homes. because so many people were flipping homes, now they're not doing home repairs. it is interesting to see that story and meet that family you may recognize from the history channel. >> show is pretty popular too. >> good morning and thanks for being with us on this thursday. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. >>> it is getting personal for the president, fighting to keep democrats in pow over capitol hill mr. obama has ta
CNN
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
did all this happen? we've got fires burning out in boulder, colorado, you would expect that. you don't expect to hear something like this in an urban center like detroit. >> well, we had a number of calls for wires down. i think what we just had is the perfect storm as far as fires for us. we had winds up to 49 miles an hour. you combine that with wires down and once we get a fire, the winds take the embers and blow those all around. so that creates that firestorm similar to a forest fire. >> yeah. i mean, it is surreal to see all of the homes on fire right in the center of a city like detroit. was anybody injured or killed in all of this? >> at this point i have no reports of any civilian injuries or deaths. the men and women of detroit fire department did a great job. and they gave me 120% to put these fires out. >> you have some sense of the degree of loss there, commissioner? we understand that a lot of the buildings were either empty or ba abandoned. >> that's the report. we have not had a chance to go through to see what was occupied or not. the information i have is that there
FOX News
Sep 7, 2010 9:00am EDT
firefighters, giving firefighters a view of the destruction. flames charred 3500 acres northwest of boulder, destroying dozens of homes and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate. winds have been gusting at 45 miles per hour, sometimes sending the fires in two directions at once. firefighters are scheduled to hold a news conference, it's going to happen about two hours from now. for those who had to -- to to leave their homes, it's a waiting game to see if they are going to have anything left. >> i'm remaining calm, but i'm terrified. the house has belonged to me and my family for 35 years. and i love it. >> if the house is gone, everything is gone. i got out with my laptop and a couple of books. that's about it. >> i stayed in boulder 27 years, i've never seen a fire like this, ever. never seen it. i mean, we always had fires, but this, this looks different. this is devastating. juliet: let's get out to boulder right now, alicia acuna is there. is the city of boulder in danger? >> the winds at this point, juliet, they've been so erratic, especially yesterday, four to 5-mile per hour wi
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 3:05am EDT
. rob and vinita? >>> a raging wildfire continues to burn out of control near boulder, colorado, this morning. more than 3,000 people have been forced from their homes ahead of the flames. officials say it will be at least two days before they'll be allowed back. dozens of homes have already been destroyed, including those belonging to fire crews. >> the most tragic story, and at the same time probably the most heroic story out of this, is i think you've heard at least nine firefighters, while actively fighting the fire, lost their homes. and that's a testament to the commitment and the bravery and the dedication of the folks, while they're out saving someone else's home, their home is burning down. >> authorities are investigating reports that the fires started when a car crashed into a propane tank. >>> the justice department is now investigating several anti-muslim incidents in four states. investigators say that the cases include the stabbing of a muslim cab driver in new york. the scope of the investigation also includes vandalism and other incidents at mosques and mosques
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